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won his re-election against
Eric Henderson. The rest
had no challengers. '
Lynne Johnson, who
defeated current Register
of Deeds C. Norman
Holleman in the primary,
won her bid for the office
against Republican Steve
Wood. Johnson is a former
long-time employee of the
Register of Deeds office
and currently works in the
Clerk of Courts office.
Vickery defeated Aaron
Berlin, a Forsyth County
assistant district attorney,
the 21st Judicial
District seat of Judge
William Graham, who is
Vickery has been an
attorney with the Holton
Law Firm since 2009. She
first declared her candida
cy for the seat in 2013 and
has been working ever
since to fulfill her long
time dream of becoming a
"I'm excited," said
Vickery. "We've run ji,
really hard campaign and
I've got so much support
from all areas of the com
munity and the county, and
I'm just really looking for
ward to serving on the
bench and serving citizens
of Forsyth County."
Mayor Allen Joines
won his fifth term with
almost 87,000 votes. He
had no challenger on the
ballot, but Jo Anne Allen
ran as a write-in candidate.
There were more than
5,000 write-in votes, but
how many of those are for
Allen will be determined
next week, during the local
All three county bonds
won by wide margins.
Voters approved $350 mil
lion for Winston
Schools, $65 million for
Community College and
$15 million for Forsyth
Dave Plyler, Richard
Linville and Gloria
Selester Stewart, Bob
Stitcher and Trent Harmon
* to win re-election for seats
they've had for decades.
Photo by Tevib Sanson
Volunteer Senora Bivens, left, hands Junetta Holman, right, a survey after she cast her ballot at the Martin
Luther King Recreation Center on Tuesday, Nov. 8. After casting her ballot Holman said she was going
home to pray.
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frisk" in black communities.
"It's time to come together as one united people," he
In a N.C. Supreme Court upset, Superior Court Judge
Mike'Morgan, an African-American, defeated incumbent
Justice Bob Edmunds, who's been on the court since
2001. Morgan's judicial career spans 26 years as a supe
rior, administrative and district court judge. His election
will change the court to a Democratic majority.
In other races, Republican Sen. Richard Burr defeated
former state lawmaker Deborah Ross to secure a third
term in the Senate. He said this will be his final election.
"I pledge to you to finish my public service doing all
I can to make sure that the next generation feels the full
effects of all that we can accomplish," said Burr.
Six-term incumbent Rep. Virginia Foxx won re-elec
tion, once again decisively defeating Democratic chal
lenger Josh Brannon.
There were many shake ups in state government,
including races that weren't decisive as of The
Chronicle's press time. The governor's race between Gov.
Fat McCrory and Attorney General Roy Cooper ended
with Cooper up a fraction of a.percent, which qualifies it
for a recount. Other state races that ended within the half
a percent that qualifies for a recount include Democrat
Josh Steins' victory for attorney general over Buck
Newton, and Republican Beth Wood's win for auditor
over incumbent Chuck Stuber.
Other tight victories above the half a percent recount
margin include incumbent Superintendent June Atkinson,
a Democrat, being defeated by Winston-Salem/Forsyth
County Schools Board of Education Member Mark
Johnson, a Republican. Republican Dan Forest also won
re-election as lieutenant governor. Republican Mike
Causey also unseated incumbent Commissioner of
Insurance Wayne Goodwin.
Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, a Democrat, and
Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, a Republican, both
successfully defended their seats, as did Commissioner of
Agriculture Steve Troxler, who is also a Republican. Dale
Folwell also won a decisive victory against Dan Blue m
for treasurer, a position held by Janet Cowell, who isn't
* Incumbents won in the judicial races for District 21c
Superior Court and N.C.Court of Appeals with the excep
tion of Republican Phil Berger Jr.'s defeat of Linda
Stephens, a 10 years incumbent on the appeals court.
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